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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Paramedical Work

Course type


Course Summary

Today’s Paramedic is a highly skilled healthcare practitioner, who provides high quality urgent or emergency care to patients in a wide range of exciting, fast-paced and challenging environments. The Paramedic profession is at the forefront of the developing modern NHS, with paramedics extending their role in to an increasing range of new and exciting areas.

Upon successful completion of this 2-year MSc Programme, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Paramedic.

What you'll study

This course aims to provide a full-time, two-year route to achieving the MSc Paramedic Science by combining all the components required by paramedic registration in this unified programme of study that builds upon your undergraduate experience.

Delivery mode

As a postgraduate learner, your course is built on a blended learning approach with elements of face-to-face tuition in university, alongside online and independent learning activities. You will also spend approximately 750 hours on placement, predominantly with your practice educator within the ambulance service, but also in a range of additional placements that will compliment your experience and learning.

Careers and employability

After graduating from this MSc degree in Paramedic Science, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. Your career prospects in this field are excellent because of the current high demand for registered paramedics in urgent and emergency care settings, locally, nationally and internationally.

Following the completion of your Newly Qualified Paramedic (NQP) programme in addition to the traditional roles of the Ambulance paramedic there are many other roles available to you as your experience grows.


Human Health and Illness (30 Credits)
Legal, Professional & Ethical Practice (30 Credits)
Principles of Paramedic Practice (30 Credits)
Preparation for Professional Practice, Leading and Developing Others (30 Credits)
Advancing Paramedic Practice (40 Credits)
Dissertation (30 Credits)

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Entry requirements

Students need to have 3 GCSE passes at grade C or grade 4 or above including Science, English and Maths. Students need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.2) in a human science or healthcare related subject, for example: human science, nursing, midwifery or an allied health profession.

University information

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students. The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught postgraduate courses, professional courses and research degrees. Whether you...more

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